Palmer Membership of American Law Institute
Media Release 18 April 2008
Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Palmer, President of the Law Commission, has been elected a member of the American Law Institute.
Founded in 1923 the ALI has a membership consisting of Judges, practising lawyers and legal scholars selected on the basis of professional achievement and demonstrated interest in the improvement of the law.
Membership is restricted to 3,000 and includes the Rt Hon Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias, Rt Hon Sir Kenneth Keith and Dr G P Barton QC.
The Institute through a careful and deliberative process drafts and then publishes various statements of the law, model codes and legal studies to promote the classification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work.